Chef/full catering available / Plus skiing in the Pyrenees!
SUMMER '22 RENT IN PROPERTY DETAILS
Puissentut is an ancient Chateau presented today with modern comfort, warmth and style. It's available for two weeks over the Christmas/New Year Holiday at a 20% Discount to advertised prices. Puissentut sleeps 20 in the main house and 4 in a separate cottage. With a professional kitchen, chef available, a range of catering options, large dining-room, warm fires, living room/library and a large Games Room, bikes and great local walks what more could you want for a wonderful Christmas? How about some skiing?
Our preferred Pyrenees ski resort of Saint Lary will be open this year from 4 December to 3 April 2022. And this year, for the first time, Simply Gascony is offering an exciting new 'Combo' called 'Simply the Best of Both'.
This Combo allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds. You can stay in one of our lovely Country Houses in Gascony, like Chateau Puissentut, and also ski at Saint Lary (1700-2000 metres) or Piau Engaly (2600 metres). Best of all, you can choose when to go up to the mountains to ski, depending on the weather and snow conditions - no more days wasted sitting in a dreary chalet in a white-out! A telephone call to our agents in Saint Lary will confirm local conditions, which lifts and runs are open, where to book lunch and even to prepare your ski equipment. Those of you who want to ski can have an early breakfast at your Simply Gascony house and after a two hour drive you will be skiing by mid-morning. You can then be back for dinner in the evening at your warm, comfortable and spacious country house. The owners of Puissentut (who live in a separate wing of the Chateau) and their children regularly ski by the day in the Pyrenees so are very well-placed to advise you. Chateau Puissentut is very spacious, with ten large en-suite double bedrooms in the main house and one double and one twin room in the separate Cottage. It's a great winter house with central heating, open fireplaces and wood-burning stove. There's a living room/library, dining room and study, large TV, music system and WiFi, providing lots of space and plenty to do inside - jigsaws, board games, backgammon, chess, cards good Wi-Fi and music system. Outside as well as Table Tennis, there's a local tennis court and horse riding can be arranged. The countryside offers great walks and the clear, unpolluted air lends itself to photography and painting.MORE DETAILS HERE
Rent Negotiable - Long Stay Discounts
SUMMER '22 RENT IN PROPERTY DETAILS
This is the first time that this wonderful, warm, and welcoming C18 Country House has been offered for rent over the entire Winter. Cap de Montaulieu is exceptionally available for short or long periods between 1 November 2021 and 31 March 2022. Rents are negotiable depending on the length of rental and the number of occupants.
The Pyrenees ski season usually starts in December and ends in April. Cap de Montaulieu is about two hours driving time to the main ski resorts, so it is easy to combine a holiday in Gascony with a few days or a weeks' skiing in the Pyrenees.
Cap de Montaulieu is spacious and very comfortable, with six large double bedrooms, all with bathrooms ensuite. It's a great winter house - light, well insulated, centrally heated and has a vast open fireplace. The very large living room (with piano!) means that everyone can comfortably meet all together. The large TV is in this room. The kitchen is conveniently located between the living room and the spacious dining room. There is a playroom with children's books and toys as well as a projector and large screen for DVDs. There is a cosy study and plenty of other places for reading and quiet games.
There's lots to do at Cap in winter: inside - jigsaws, board games, backgammon, chess, cards (a bridge table), painting and drawing materials; good Wi-Fi and several music systems; bookshelves full of books in every room; outside - Table Tennis in the large barn, Badminton, Boules, Croquet; there are two bicycles in the barn, and good walks all around; the countryside lends itself to photography and painting with very pure and clean air. Cap's panoramic views can be admired from inside and outside the house.
The local market town of Beaumont de Lomagne is a charming C13 'bastide' only 10 minutes' drive away. There is an excellent farmers' market every Saturday under the beautiful mediaeval covered hall in the main square. This is a meeting place for local people and an ideal opportunity for coffee or a glass of wine after doing your shopping. There are a couple of good restaurants, and the local bakery, butcher, pharmacy, newsagent, banks, and other shops are also all in the centre of town.
Beaumont de Lomagne is a renowned centre for garlic production with lots of related markets and other events. Another well-known feature of the town is its long-established horse-racing and trotting events - well worth going to! Horse riding, biking, walking, fishing, canoeing and other water sports are all available in or near Beaumont.
The local area of Lomagne has beautiful, rolling, wooded, unspoilt countryside with lots of very attractive mediaeval villages, such as Sarrant, Solomiac, Monfort, Maubec, Brignemont, and St Clar, many of them 'bastides', as well as the local market towns of Mauvezin, Fleurance, Lectoure and Moissac (with its beautiful Abbey and the finest mediaeval cloisters in Europe!). Auch, the capital of the departement of Le Gers, is a 45 minutes' drive and well worth visiting for its lovely architecture and good restaurants. The beautiful and fascinating city of Toulouse ('Paris of the South') is about an hour away, full of famous shops, boutiques, restaurants, museums and galleries.
The minimum rental period for Cap de Montaulieu in Winter is normally 2 weeks.
The Christmas/New Year holiday period will be from Saturday 18 December 2021 to Saturday 8 January 2022.
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